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System Properties Comparison Amazon SimpleDB vs. Firebird

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NameAmazon SimpleDB  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted simple database service by Amazon, with the data stored in the Amazon Cloud. infoThere is an unrelated product called SimpleDB developed by Edward ScioreFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBase
Primary database modelKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.19
Rank#103  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score19.97
Rank#31  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.firebirdsql.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­simpledbwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manuals
DeveloperAmazonFirebird Foundation
Initial release20072000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase
Current release3.0.4, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoInitial Developer's Public License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemshostedAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
Secondary indexesyes infoAll columns are indexed automaticallyyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIC/C++ API
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Erlang
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPSQL
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnone infoSharding must be implemented in the applicationnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesnone infoavailable via 3rd party products
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoConcurrent data updates can be detected by the applicationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writers
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Users with fine-grained authorization concept

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